Ward takes a seat on the BMRA Board

Donald Ward, Commercial Manager at Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling specialist has been appointed to the Board of the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) with effect from 1st July 2019.

The BMRA is the trade association representing the UK’s £7 billion metal recycling sector. Its overarching mission is to promote the metals recycling industry while safeguarding the interests of its member companies.

Donald Ward appointed to BMRA board

At the June Annual General Meeting, Donald was nominated and accepted as a Board Member representing large organisations to serve a three year term and will now be registered as a Director for the BMRA at Companies House. He joins the 14 strong board who also welcomed Dave Weston of John Lawrie Group as a new board member at the same meeting.

Talking of his new appointment, Donald Ward said: “I’m proud to be nominated to join the BMRA board and keenly accepted at the AGM. It is an honour for our fourth generation family business to represent the large organisations within the metal recycling industry. I’m looking forward to being more involved in the great work that’s underway on waste classifications, the Trailblazers Apprenticeship scheme, Young British Metal Recyclers Group and supporting work with the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation.”

The metal recycling industry trades and processes over 10 million tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals every year, including steel, aluminium and copper. These come from a wide range of related products, such as end of life vehicles, packaging, batteries, domestic appliances, building materials and electronic goods.

BMRA President, Susie Burrage added: “It’s fantastic to have a representative from a multi-award winning family business like Ward join our Board to help us drive our industry forward for our members. Representing over 250 organisations producing environmentally sound raw materials to metals manufacturers around the world, the BMRA aims to be an effective voice for the metals recycling industry. Our new Directors will help up us to carry on our work promoting the sector to policymakers, customers and suppliers and steering European and UK legislation.”

BMRA membership is open to UK metals recycling companies of good standing that have been in business for at least two years as well as those providing valuable services to this industry from transportation to computer software. All members are expected to abide by the BMRA’s Code of Conduct. Ward has been a BMRA member for over a decade.